Subtext: A Modern Day Tale of Female Submission
Xcite Books [link to buy]
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paddles
Subtext is the story about Kate, a submissive, told in the first person. In the beginning of the book I was pulled in and found Kate and her dominant boyfriend very interesting. When another woman was introduced into the dynamic, I was a bit turned off. It didn’t matter though because soon Kate was on to a new dominant boyfriend. I hoped he would be better than the first, but he wasn’t. He was a mean SOB who said he was a dominant in order to mistreat Kate in many ways.
I know that people can be sadistic in D/s. As a Domme myself, I understand. I have given my submissive pain and he has eagerly and willingly accepted it. But I believe in Subtext some of Kate’s “punishments” were a bit extreme and could actually cause some real damage. I don’t remember safe words ever discussed or used and thought a few times she should have been yelling hers at the top of her lungs.
Now as far as writing, Subtext was well written. And like I mentioned earlier it is written in first person which isn’t always the easiest thing to do. The author did a great job writing the book, I just wished I would have liked it more. Now if there was another book written where Kate realized she was really a Domme… now that I would definitely read.
Reviewed by Elizabeth